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Thursday
Jan212016

Daily Signal - How Nearly 500,000 Visa Overstays Will Impact the Immigration Debate 

The Daily Signal

Jan. 21, 2016

Good morning from the nation's capital, where a new homeland security report finds that, last year alone, nearly half a million foreign visitors stayed in America longer than allowed. Josh Siegel has details. Federal officials want to force homeless shelters to allow bathrooms to be used according to "gender identity." In Michigan, government failure is behind both low reading scores and lead-laced water. Also: How minimum wage hikes are sinking big cities, and why Jim DeMint defends the filibuster.

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How Nearly 500,000 Visa Overstays Will Impact the Immigration Debate

Almost 500,000 foreigners who traveled legally to the U.S. last year for business or leisure remained here after their visas expired, according to a long-awaited government study on one of the more undertold aspects of the country’s immigration story.

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Detroit Public School Teacher 'Sick Out' Underway While Just 8% of Students Can Read Proficiently

The lack of progress for Detroit students isn’t due to a lack of resources in Detroit public schools, which spend roughly $16,000 per pupil per year.

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Another Government-Caused Water Crisis and Cover-Up

Flint, Mich., may be another case (similar to the Environmental Protection Agency's Gold King Mine spill) of negligent government behavior that would raise criminal prosecution had it come from a private party.

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Data Shows These 6 Big Cities Aren't Faring Well After Minimum Wage Hikes

"It's getting harder and harder to argue that high minimum wages don't destroy many jobs, as advocates claim," said Salim Furth, a research fellow in macroeconomics at The Heritage Foundation.

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Why Senators Should Want to Preserve the Filibuster

There are a lot of reasons why conservatives should preserve the filibuster, writes Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, a former U.S. senator.

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Proposed Obama Rule on Transgender Persons Could Affect Homeless Shelters

A proposed rule would mean that a man who comes to a homeless shelter and identifies as a woman must be provided access to shared women's bedrooms and bathrooms, regardless of the privacy concerns of the women in the shelter.

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Tuesday
Jan192016

Daily Signal - Republicans Battle to Roll Back Washington's New Transgender Bathroom Rules 

The Daily Signal

Jan. 19, 2016

Good morning from Washington, where some conservatives see things differently on making war with ISIS and spending taxpayers' money. They're eyeing the usefulness of formally targeting the Islamic State, Josh Siegel reports. They also want to undo a budget deal with President Obama, Philip Wegmann writes. Kevin Mooney profiles an advocate for anti-union Christian teachers. Heritage's Rachel Sheffield examines America's war on poverty. And in Washington state, Kelsey Harkness speaks with parents who hope to repeal a transgender rights measure they say goes too far.

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Republicans Battle to Roll Back Washington's New Transgender Bathroom Rules

"I believe that when I drop my kids off at school…I have a right to expect that the men will use the men's locker room and the women will use the women's locker room," said a Washington state lawmaker leading the fight against new rules.

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Why the Freedom Caucus Wants to Declare War on ISIS

"I want to make sure my son [in the National Guard], his commanders, have the authority to do what he needs to do to kill the bad guys and get out of there," says Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.

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How the Expensive War on Poverty Failed

The official poverty rate has hovered between 10 percent and 15 percent for 50 years.

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House Conservatives Say New Trouble Brews Over Old Spending Deal

The disagreement revolves around the budget deal negotiated in October by President Obama and then-House Speaker John Boehner. That agreement locks in government spending levels for two years, increasing overall spending by $80 billion.

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The Christian Educator Behind Teachers' Fight for Free Speech at the Supreme Court

An "adversarial attitude" toward people of faith permeates the public education system and should be confronted by teachers and parents who disagree, warns the head of an organization for Christian educators.

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Find Out How Much Obamacare Rates Increased in Your State

Premiums under the Affordable Care Act will rise in nearly every state this year, spiking health insurance costs for nearly all Americans, according to a new report.

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Sunday
Nov092014

Watchdog - Six-figure state pensions  

Friday
Nov072014

Watchdog - Transgender students choose their restroom  

 

 

Groups ask school districts to reconsider transgender restroom policies

 

Should transgender students be allowed to use school restrooms of the gender with which they identify? Wisconsin school officials and concerned groups debate.

 
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Watchdog report prompts Kent State prof’s resignation from journal

 
A Kent State University professor has resigned from the editorial board of an academic journal following Watchdog’s publication of a letter in which he accused pro-Israel academics of being “directly responsible for the murder of over 1,400 Palestinian children, women and elderly civilians.”
 
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ACA’s troublesome tanning tax

 
Architects of the Affordable Care Act created the "Snooki Tax" to attack the tanning bed industry. The Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation crowed that the tax would raise $2.7 billion in nine years but, like almost every other aspect of the ACA, its advocates had to eat crow.
 

 

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Alabama school district pays ex-FBI agent to monitor students’ social media

 
School officials in Alabama paid an ex-FBI agent $157,000 to oversee a number of security reforms, which included monitoring and spying on the social media accounts of the district’s students.
 
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Republicans trounce Democrats in legislative races from coast-to-coast
 
From Nevada to New Hampshire, Republicans won resounding victories in state-level elections that swept more GOP lawmakers into state capitols and flipped control of at least eight legislative chambers.
 
 

 

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Agent: Postal worker who dumped GOP mailers not politically motivated, just lazy
 
The Wisconsin postal worker who dumped hundreds of GOP mailers in an apartment complex dumpster claimed the act wasn't politically motivated, the postal worker just didn’t feel like delivering the stacks of campaign advertisements.
 
 

 

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Republicans make strong gains in Colorado after nearly decade out of power
 
Republicans gained control of several major elected offices in Colorado and the state Legislature, increasing GOP strength that hasn’t been seen in the state for nearly a decade.
 
 
 
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Tuesday
Nov272012

NHDP Chairman Raymond Buckley's Statement on Rep.-Elect Stacie Laughton 

CONCORD - Raymond Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released the following statement on the news that Rep.-elect Stacie Laughton will resign her seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives: 
"I respect Stacie's decision not to be seated in the New Hampshire House and am confident that the new Democratic House majority will stay focused on the work they were sent there by voters to do: move New Hampshire and our economy forward."